Vegan restaurant Candle 79 in New York City has announced that it now has a full liquor license. Candle 79, which was awarded Restaurant of the Year in the 2009 VegNews Veggie Awards, is serving cocktails in addition to its beer, sake and wine offerings. Margaritas are now on offer, and the restaurant is implementing a new menu of drinks made with organic spirits. The new liquor offerings “launched” for Mexican Independence Day on September 15 with a Chipotle Heirloom Tomato margarita and a Watermelon Basil margarita made with Puro Verde tequila. The restaurant serves upscale vegan cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced organic ingredients.